2008 Taiwan legislative election

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2008 Taiwan legislative election

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All 113 seats to the Legislative Yuan
57 seats needed for a majority
Turnout58.5%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Wu Po-hsiung Chen Shui-bian Lin Pin-kuan
Party Kuomintang DPP NPSU
Alliance Pan-Blue Pan-Green Pan-Blue
Leader since February 27, 2007 October 15, 2007 June 15, 2007
Last election 79 seats, 34.90% 89 seats, 37.98% 6 seats, 3.63%
Seats won 81 27 3
Seat change Decrease9 Decrease63 Decrease3
Popular vote 5,010,801 3,610,106 68,527
Percentage 51.2% 36.9% 0.6%
Swing Increase18.4pp Decrease1.2pp Decrease3.0pp

Taiwan Legislative Election 2008 constituencies.svg
Results[1]

President before election

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

Elected President

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

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The 7th Republic of China Legislative Yuan election were held on January 12, 2008 for all 113 seats to the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan. The results gave the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Pan-Blue Coalition a supermajority (86 of the 113 seats) in the legislature, handing a heavy defeat to then-President Chen Shui-bian's Democratic Progressive Party, which won the remaining 27 seats only. The junior partner in the Pan-Green Coalition, the Taiwan Solidarity Union, won no seats.

These elections elected the first set of legislators to serve a longer four-year term in the Legislative Yuan, after an amendment in the Constitution in 2005, which intended to synchronize the legislative and presidential elections and reduce the size of the Legislative Yuan by half (see Taiwan National Assembly election, 2005). Two transitional justice referendums, both of which failed to pass due to low turnout, were held at the same time.

Legislature reform[edit]

For the first time in the history of Taiwan, most members of the Legislative Yuan were to be elected from single-member districts: 73 of the 113 members were chosen in such districts by the plurality voting system (first-past-the-post). Parallel to the single member constituencies, 34 seats under an Additional Member System were elected in one national district by party-list proportional representation. For these seats, only political parties whose votes exceed a five percent threshold were eligible for the allocation. Six further seats were reserved for Taiwanese aborigines. Therefore, each elector had two ballots under parallel voting.

The aboriginal members were elected by single non-transferable vote in two 3-member constituencies for lowland aborigines and highland aborigines respectively. This did not fulfill the promise in the treaty-like document A New Partnership Between the Indigenous Peoples and the Government of Taiwan, where each of the 13 recognized indigenous peoples was to get at least one seat, and the distinction between highland and lowland abolished.

The breakdown by administrative unit was:[2]

Jurisdiction Seats Jurisdiction Seats Jurisdiction Seats
Taipei City 8 Taichung City 3 Kaohsiung County 4
Kaohsiung City 5 Changhua County 4 Pingtung County 3
Taipei County 12 Yunlin County 2 Yilan County 1
Keelung City 1 Nantou County 2 Hualien County 1
Taoyuan County 6 Chiayi County 2 Taitung County 1
Hsinchu City 1 Chiayi City 1 Penghu County 1
Hsinchu County 1 Tainan County 3 Kinmen County 1
Miaoli County 2 Tainan City 2 Lienchiang County 1
Taichung County 5

The delimitation of the single-member constituencies within the cities and counties was a major political issue, with bargaining between the government and the legislature. Of the 15 cities and counties to be partitioned (the ten others have only one seat), only seven of the districting schemes proposed by the CEC were approved in a normal way. The eight other schemes were decided by drawing lots: "Taipei and Taichung cities and Miaoli and Changhua counties will adopt the version suggested by the CEC, while Kaohsiung city will follow the consensus of the legislature. Taipei county will follow the proposal offered by the opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union, Taoyuan county will adopt the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s scheme, and Pingtung county will use the scheme agreed upon by the Non-partisan Solidarity Union, People First Party, Kuomintang and Taiwan Solidarity Union."[3]

Impact of the electoral system[edit]

The elections were the first held under a new electoral system which had been approved by both major parties in constitutional amendments adopted in 2005, but which one political scientist has argued favored the KMT.[citation needed] The rules are set up so that every county has at least one seat, which gave a higher representation for smaller counties in which the KMT traditionally has done well. Northern counties tend to be marginally in favor of KMT, whereas southern counties tend to be strongly for DPP, and the single member system limits this advantage. The partially led to the result that the legislative count was highly in favor of the KMT while the difference in the number of votes cast for the KMT and DPP were less dramatic.[4]

It was considered possible that the Taiwan presidential election, 2008 would be held on the same day as this election, but this was eventually not the case, with the presidential happening 10 weeks later, in March. Two referendums were held on the same date.

Results[edit]

85 1 27
Pan-Blue coalition I Pan-Green coalition
Summary of Taiwan Legislative Yuan elections, 2008[1]
Parties Constituency and
Aboriginal
Party list Total seats
Votes % +/−[2] Seats Votes % Seats Outgoing % Incoming % +/−[2]
   Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang registration 5,291,512 53.5 +20.7 61 5,010,801 51.2 20 90 40.0 81 71.7 +31.7
     Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 54 17 85 71
     LogoPFP.svg People First Party co-nomination[3] 5 3 - 8
     LogoCNP.svg New Party endorsement[4] 2 - 5 2
Grey and red.svg Non-Partisan Solidarity Union[5] 239,317 2.4 -1.2 3 68,527 0.7 0 8 3.6 3 2.7 -0.9
LogoPFP.svg People First Party[3] 28,254 0.3 -13.3 1 - - - 20 8.9 1 0.9 -8.0
LogoCNP.svg New Party[4] - - (-0.1) - 386,660 4.0 0 - - 0 0 -
Pan-Blue coalition[6] 5,559,083 56.2 +5.7 65 5,465,988 55.9 20 118 52.4 85 75.2 +22.8
   Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 3,775,352 38.2 +2.5 13 3,610,106 36.9 14 90 40.0 27 23.9 -16.1
Sunrise Island.svg Taiwan Solidarity Union 93,840 0.9 -6.9 0 344,887 3.5 0 7 3.1 0 0 -3.1
Red heart tw.svg Taiwan Constitution Association 3,926 <0.1 0 30,315 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pan-Green coalition 3,863,118 39.1 -4.4 13 3,954,993 40.7 14 97 43.1 27 23.9 -19.2
   Red party flag.svg Home Party 6,355 <0.1 0 77,870 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green circle.svg Green Party Taiwan 14,767 0.1 0 58,473 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwan Farmers' Party 8,681 <0.1 0 57,144 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Party 6,562 <0.1 0 48,192 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Third Society Party 10,057 0.1 0 45,594 0.5 0 1 0.4 0 0 -0.4
Blue white green.svg Hakka Party 8,860 <0.1 0 42,004 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independents[6] 393,346 4.0 -1.9 1 - - - 1 0.4 1 0.9 +0.5
Vacant - - - - - - - 8 3.6 - - -
Total[7] 10,050,619 - - - 10,076,239 - - 225 100 113 100 -

1. ^ The results of the election have been released by the Central Election Commission of Taiwan [1] (pdf)
2. ^ This is the first legislative election in Taiwan in which voters cast separate ballots for constituency and party list candidates. In past elections, voters cast only a constituency ballot, and party list allocation was determined by the total constituency votes that each party received. Due to limited comparability between this election and past elections, an increase / decrease comparison is made here for: constituency votes received in 2004 vs 2008 and percentage of total seats in outgoing legislature vs incoming legislature in 2008.
3. ^ In a pre-election agreement, the Kuomintang and the People First Party agreed to register most PFP constituency candidates as KMT candidates, and nominate a common KMT party list, in order to prevent splitting of the Pan-Blue vote. The PFP won one aboriginal seat it contested under its own name, five constituency seats contested under the KMT banner, and three seats within the KMT party list.
4. ^ Under New Party direction, all New Party legislators in the outgoing legislature had joined the KMT, and New Party members ran as KMT candidates with New Party endorsement in this election. The New Party ran only party list candidates in this election but failed to pass the 5% threshold.
5. ^ The NPSU is formally neither part of the Pan-Blue or Pan-Green coalition, but its members tend to ally themselves with the pan-Blue coalition, and were endorsed by the KMT in this election.
6. ^ Chen Fu-hai of Kinmen, the lone independent elected in this election, is a former KMT member and endorses the KMT presidential campaign. Hence the strength of the Pan-Blue coalition is taken as 86. (see here) The outgoing independent is Li Ao, who while refusing ally with either coalition, usually voted with pan-Blue.
7. ^ Total ballots cast. The turnout was 58.28% for the party-list ballots and 58.5% for the constituency ballots. In addition to the parties above, the following minor parties did not contest party list seats and did not win constituency seats: Dadao Compassion Jishih Party, Democratic Freedom Party, Hongyun Jhongyi Party, World Peace Party.

Legislators elected through constituency and aborigine ballots[edit]

Constituency Elected candidate(s) Popular vote
Taipei City Constituency 1 Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) 59.81%
Taipei City Constituency 2 Justin Chou 52.39%
Taipei City Constituency 3 John Chiang 60.25%
Taipei City Constituency 4 Alex Tsai 62.25%
Taipei City Constituency 5 Lin Yu-fang 58.24%
Taipei City Constituency 6 Diane Lee 66.80%
Taipei City Constituency 7 Alex Fai (費鴻泰) 65.79%
Taipei City Constituency 8 Lai Shyh-bao 71.81%
Kaohsiung City Constituency 1 Huang Chao-shun 58.29%
Kaohsiung City Constituency 2 Kuan Bi-ling 48.84%
Kaohsiung City Constituency 3 Hou Tsai-feng (侯彩鳳) 49.13%
Kaohsiung City Constituency 4 Lee Fu-hsing 51.32%
Kaohsiung City Constituency 5 Kuo Wen-chen (郭玟成) 46.01%
Taipei County Constituency 1 Wu Yu-sheng (吳育昇) 58.38%
Taipei County Constituency 2 Lin Shu-fen 43.17%
Taipei County Constituency 3 Yu Tian 49.51%
Taipei County Constituency 4 Lee Hung-chun (李鴻鈞) People First Party 51.73%
Taipei County Constituency 5 Huang Chih-hsiung 52.32%
Taipei County Constituency 6 Lin Hung-chih 56.93%
Taipei County Constituency 7 Wu Chin-chih People First Party 55.82%
Taipei County Constituency 8 Chang Ching-chung (張慶忠) 59.55%
Taipei County Constituency 9 Lin Te-fu (林德福) 69.61%
Taipei County Constituency 10 Lu Chia-chen 60.10%
Taipei County Constituency 11 Lo Ming-tsai (羅明才) 69.69%
Taipei County Constituency 12 Lee Ching-hua 51.96%
Keelung City Hsieh Kuo-liang 67.79%
Yilan County Lin Chien-jung (林建榮) 53.12%
Taoyuan County Constituency 1 Chen Ken-te (陳根德) 61.76%
Taoyuan County Constituency 2 Liao Cheng-ching (廖正井) 54.57%
Taoyuan County Constituency 3 John Wu 63.22%
Taoyuan County Constituency 4 Yang Li-huan (楊麗環) 62.42%
Taoyuan County Constituency 5 Chu Fong-chi 63.76%
Taoyuan County Constituency 6 Sun Ta-chien (孫大千) 65.02%
Hsinchu County Chiu Ching-chun 66.52%
Hsinchu City Lu Hsueh-chang (呂學樟) 60.61%
Miaoli County Constituency 1 Li Yi-ting 58.01%
Miaoli County Constituency 2 Hsu Yao-chang 45.62%
Taichung County Constituency 1 Liu Chuan-chung 53.59%
Taichung County Constituency 2 Yen Ching-piao 59.94%
Taichung County Constituency 3 Chiang Lien-fu (江連福) 54.95%
Taichung County Constituency 4 Shyu Jong-shyong 64.00%
Taichung County Constituency 5 Yang Chiung-ying 57.68%
Taichung City Constituency 1 Tsai Chin-lung (蔡錦隆) 61.29%
Taichung City Constituency 2 Lu Shiow-yen 57.08%
Taichung City Constituency 3 Daniel Huang (黃義交) People First Party 54.91%
Changhua County Constituency 1 Chen Hsiu-ching 44.96%
Changhua County Constituency 2 Lin Tsang-min (林滄敏) 60.02%
Changhua County Constituency 3 Cheng Ru-fen (鄭汝芬) 45.33%
Changhua County Constituency 4 Hsiao Ching-tien (蕭景田) 41.26%
Nantou County Constituency 1 Wu Den-yih 67.12%
Nantou County Constituency 2 Lin Ming-chen 57.93%
Yunlin County Constituency 1 Chiang Chia-chun (張嘉郡) 56.24%
Yunlin County Constituency 2 Chang Sho-wen 49.11%
Chiayi County Constituency 1 Wong Chung-chun 57.47%
Chiayi County Constituency 2 Helen Chang 57.05%
Chiayi City Chiang Yi-hsiung (江義雄) 46.70%
Tainan County Constituency 1 Yeh Yi-jin (葉宜津) 54.57%
Tainan County Constituency 2 Huang Wei-cher 59.16%
Tainan County Constituency 3 Lee Chun-yee 52.66%
Tainan City Constituency 1 Chen Ting-fei 50.27%
Tainan City Constituency 2 William Lai 51.64%
Kaohsiung County Constituency 1 Chung Shao-ho People First Party 53.55%
Kaohsiung County Constituency 2 Lin Yi-shih 55.27%
Kaohsiung County Constituency 3 Chen Chi-yu (陳啟昱) 45.13%
Kaohsiung County Constituency 4 Chiang Ling-chun (江玲君) 50.22%
Pingtung County Constituency 1 Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) 46.90%
Pingtung County Constituency 2 Wang Chin-shih (王進士) 56.82%
Pingtung County Constituency 3 Pan Men-an 51.30%
Hualien County Fu Kun-chi People First Party 66.39%
Taitung County Justin Huang 61.09%
Penghu County Lin Pin-kuan 50.71%
Kinmen County Chen Fu-hai 37.31%
Lienchiang County Tsao Erh-chung 49.72%
Lowland Aborigine

Liao Kuo-tung (Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang)
Yang Jen-fu (Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang)
Lin Cheng-er (林正二) (LogoPFP.svg People First Party)

Highland Aborigine

Chien Tung-ming (Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang)
Kung Wen-chi (孔文吉) (Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang)
Kao Chin Su-mei (Grey and red.svg Non-Partisan Solidarity Union)

  • Notes:
  1. Candidates marked People First Party are People First Party candidates running under the KMT party banner.
  2. Candidates marked are New Party candidates who joined the Kuomintang with New Party endorsement.
  3. Most names on the list follow the Tongyong Pinyin romanization used in the Central Election Committee website and may not accurately reflect the candidates' preferred romanization of their name.

Legislators elected through proportional representation and overseas Chinese ballots[edit]

No. Party Elected∕Candidates Candidate List
1 Civil Party 0/4
  1. Lei Ciao Yun (雷僑雲)
  2. Cian Han Cing (錢漢清)
  3. Chen Hua Zu (陳華足)
  4. Kong Ren Yi (孔仁奕)
2 Red heart tw.svg Taiwan Constitution Association 0/3
  1. Wu Ying Siang (吳景祥)
  2. Huang Sin Jhu (黃馨主)
  3. Huang Cian Ming (黃千明)
3 Sunrise Island.svg Taiwan Solidarity Union 0/15
  1. Chen Yung-hsing
  2. Chen Yu Fong (陳玉峯)
  3. Lai Shin-yuan
  4. Yi Chao Sian (施朝賢)
  5. Chien Lin Hui-chun (錢林慧君)
  6. Jiang Wei Jyun (江偉君)
  7. Huang Kun-huei
  8. Lo Chih-ming
  9. Li Yi Jie (李宜潔)
  10. Fan Sheng Bao (范盛保)
  11. Jhang Jin Sheng (張金生)
  12. Fu Sin Yi (傅馨儀)
  13. Huang Jhao Jhan (黃昭展)
  14. Ye Jin Ling (葉津鈴)
  15. Annie Lee (李安妮)
4 Third Society Party 0/5
  1. Lyu Siou Jyu (呂秀菊)
  2. Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中)
  3. Lin Jhih Jhen (林致真)
  4. Yang Jing Hua (楊靜華)
  5. Lin Jhih Cheng (林志成)
5 Democratic Progressive Party 14/33
  1. Chen Chieh-ju
  2. Tsai Huang-liang
  3. Twu Shiing-jer
  4. Chiu Yi-ying
  5. Ker Chien-ming
  6. Huang Sue-ying
  7. Wang Sing-nan
  8. Hsueh Ling
  9. Gao Jyh-peng (高志鵬)
  10. Chen Ying (陳瑩)
  11. Yu Jane-daw (余政道)
  12. Wong Chin-chu
  13. Chai Trong-rong
  14. Tien Chiu-chin
  15. Hung Chi-chang
  16. Chang Fu-mei
  17. Michael You (游盈隆)
  18. Hsu Jung-shu
  19. Yu Shyi-kun
  20. Yang Fang-wan
  21. Chou Ching-yu
  22. Chen Mao-nan
  23. Wu Ming-ming
  24. Chang Hsiu-chen (張秀珍)
  25. Fan Sun-lu
  26. Wang To-far
  27. Chang Ching-hui
  28. Jhou Guang Jhou (周光宙)
  29. Liou Mei De (劉美德)
  30. Shih Yi-fang
  31. Li Yi Jing You Ma (麗依京·尤瑪)
  32. Liang Jhen Siang (梁禎祥)
  33. Chen Huei Ling (陳慧玲)
6 LogoCNP.svg New Party 0/10
  1. Jhou Yang Shan (周陽山)
  2. Joanna Lei
  3. Gao Jia Jyun (高家俊)
  4. Lin Mei Lun (林美倫)
  5. Syu Zong Mao (徐宗懋)
  6. Guo Jia Fen (郭家芬)
  7. Ge Jian Pu (葛建埔)
  8. Sun Ji Jhen (孫吉珍)
  9. Lee Sheng-feng
  10. Yok Mu-ming
7 Green circle.svg Green Party Taiwan 0/4
  1. Mary Chen
  2. Jhang Huei Shan (張輝山)
  3. Jhang Hong Lin (張宏林)
  4. Wang Fang Ping (王芳萍)
8 Taiwan Farmers' Party 0/8
  1. Cian Siao Fong (錢小鳳)
  2. Ke Jyun Syong (柯俊雄)
  3. Ma Guo Cing (馬國清)
  4. Chen Shen Hong (陳信宏)
  5. Fan Jiang Siou Jhen (范姜秀珍)
  6. Chen Chong Guang (陳重光)
  7. Hong Mei Jhen (洪美珍)
  8. Jhang Wun Jheng (張文正)
9 Grey and red.svg Non-Partisan Solidarity Union 0/2
  1. Christina Liu
  2. Chen Chieh-ju
10 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 20/34
  1. Wang Jin-pyng
  2. Hung Hsiu-chu
  3. Tseng Yung-chuan
  4. Tina Pan
  5. Chiu Yi
  6. Cheng Chin-ling (鄭金玲) People First Party
  7. Chen Chieh (陳杰)
  8. Lee Chi-chu
  9. Chang Hsien-yao
  10. Nancy Chao (趙麗雲)
  11. Lee Chia-chin (李嘉進)
  12. Liao Wan-ju (廖婉汝)
  13. Chi Kuo-tung (紀國棟)
  14. Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾) People First Party
  15. Mark Li
  16. Kuo Su-chun (郭素春)
  17. Liu Shen-liang
  18. Cheng Li-wen
  19. Shuai Hua-min (帥化民)
  20. Syu Shao Ping (徐少萍)
  21. Syu Shu Bo (許舒博)
  22. Chen Shu Huei (陳淑慧)
  23. Li Cyuan Jiao (李全教)
  24. Syu Yu Jhen (許宇甄)
  25. Huang Liang Hua (黃良華)
  26. Yang Yu Jhen (楊玉珍)
  27. Lin Jheng Fong (林正峰)
  28. Hua Jhen (華真)
  29. Yao Jiang Lin (姚江臨)
  30. Ciou Mei Ruei (邱美瑞)^ People First Party
  31. Jiang Ci Wun (江綺雯)
  32. Lyu Chun Lin (呂春霖)
  33. Ciou Run Rong (邱潤容)
  34. Sie Kun Hong (謝坤宏)
11 Red party flag.svg Home Party 0/7
  1. Yang Yu Sin (楊玉欣)
  2. Yao Li Ming (姚立明)
  3. Chen Yao Chang (陳耀昌)
  4. Hu De Fu (胡德夫)
  5. Huang Huei Jyun (黃惠君)
  6. Zong Ying Yi (宗景宜)
  7. Wei Yao Cian (魏耀乾)
12 Blue white green.svg Hakka Party 0/3
  1. Song Chu Yu (宋楚瑜)
  2. Jhong Deng Ting (鍾棖婷)
  3. Peng Yun Huang (彭雲煌)
  • Notes:
  1. Candidates marked with a ^ are overseas Chinese candidates.
  2. Elected candidates are marked with a next to their name.
  3. Candidates with People First Party are People First Party candidates running on a joint ticket with the Kuomintang[5]
  4. Green circle.svg Green Party Taiwan candidate Wang Fang Ping is endorsed by the coalition Raging Citizens Act Now! (人民火大行動聯盟)[6]
  5. Most names on the list follow the Tongyong Pinyin romanization used in the Central Election Committee website and may not accurately reflect the candidates' preferred romanization of their name.

Legislators elected through subsequent by-elections[edit]

Taiwan legislative by-elections, 2009–2011

← 2008 14 March 2009 – 5 March 2011 2012 →

13 of 113 seats to the Legislative Yuan
57 seats are needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  2005KMT NanjingTour PHWu.jpg 陳水扁2005.jpeg
Leader Wu Po-hsiung Chen Shui-bian
Party Kuomintang DPP
Alliance Pan-Blue Pan-Green
Leader since February 27, 2007 May 20, 2000
Last election 81 seats, 51.2% 27 seats, 36.9%
Seats won 74 33
Seat change Decrease7 Increase6

President of the
Legislative Yuan before election

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

Elected President of the
Legislative Yuan

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

Date Constituency Outgoing member Incoming member
14 March 2009 Miaoli 1 Li Yi-ting Kang Shih-ju
28 March 2009 Taipei City 6 Diane Lee Chiang Nai-shin
26 September 2009 Yunlin 2 Chang Sho-wen Liu Chien-kuo
5 December 2009 Nantou 1 Wu Den-yih Ma Wen-chun
9 January 2010 Taichung County 3 Chiang Lien-fu (江連福) Tony Jian
9 January 2010 Taitung Justin Huang Lie Kuen-cheng (賴坤成)
9 January 2010 Taoyuan 2 Liao Cheng-ching (廖正井) Kuo June-tsung (郭榮宗)
27 February 2010 Chiayi County 2 Helen Chang Chen Ming-wen
27 February 2010 Taoyuan 3 John Wu Huang Jen-shu (黃仁杼)
27 February 2010 Hsinchu County Chiu Ching-chun Perng Shaw-jiin
27 February 2010 Hualien Fu Kun-chi People First Party 王廷升
5 March 2011 Kaohsiung 4

(Kaohsiung County 3 in 2008)

Chen Chi-yu (陳啟昱) Lin Tai-hua (林岱樺)
5 March 2011 Tainan 4 (Tainan City 2 in 2008) William Lai Hsu Tain-tsair

Impact[edit]

With this election the KMT and the Pan-Blue Coalition have more than the two-thirds majority needed to propose a recall election of the President and if NPSU votes are counted with the pan-Blue coalition, more than the three-quarters majority needed to propose constitutional amendments.

Reaction from the government of China[edit]

The government of China, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan, remained largely silent on the election result. State media carried brief updates of results and passed no comment on either the referendum or the Kuomintang victory.[7]

The government of China appointed 13 representatives for Taiwan to its own National People's Congress on the same day. These delegates are mostly descendants of Taiwanese who emigrated to the Mainland, or Communist supporters who fled Taiwan. Their positions are ceremonial as the PRC do not exercise effective jurisdiction over Taiwan.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Non-aboriginal constituency seats only. 2016 constituency names.
  2. ^ Central Election Commission
  3. ^ January 31, 2007.CEC Completes Legislative Constituency Redistricting. Taiwan Headlines. Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  4. ^ 中時電子報|最新焦點
  5. ^ 謝自宗 (2007-11-20). "吳伯雄接待親民黨張顯耀等不分區立委候選人". (Independence Evening Post). Archived from the original on 2007-12-11.
  6. ^ 人民火大行動聯盟 - 不分區立委候選人 王芳萍簡介 Archived 2008-02-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ 新华网专题报道
  8. ^ China ‘elects’ 13 of its own representatives for Taiwan - The China Post

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